William Dean was born in county Dennygaul, Ireland, May 3d, 1825, and is a son of John Dean.  He received his early education in the district schools of Ireland.  At about the age of twenty-two he emigrated to America, landing in New York.  From there he went to western part of Pennsylvania, where he resided two years.  He then moved to Schuyler county, Illinois, in the spring of 1850, where he engaged in farming.  In March, 1857, he was married to Mrs. Maria Pain, daughter of George and Jame {Jane} Umphreys {Humphreys}; she was born July 10th, 1830.  The fruits of their marriage is a family of four children, one of whom is now deceased.  Mr. Dean is at present residing on his farm in Littleton township, enjoying good health. {clarifications by Sara Hemp}

  From Dann Norton: In 1847, he moved to America, landing in New York and moving to Western Pennsylvania.  In 1850, he moved to Schuyler County, Illinois.  Married Mrs. Maria Pain, March, 1857, daughter of George and Jane Umpherys. She was born July 10, 1830. Died December 1897, leaving wife, 3 daughters and 1 son.
  1861 Militia Roll

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